Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

Arenal Container Hostel, A Bed Between Adventures

Setting up shop in 2018, we opened our hostel wanting to give travelers an authentic and adventurous experience during their time in Costa Rica. We are proud to be a unique hostel that uses modified shipping containers to create innovated dorms in the heart of La Fortuna!

We believe traveling should be centered around experiences, that’s why we offer simple, comfortable accommodation while focussing on providing excellent customer service. We hope to make your trip to La Fortuna unforgettable!

We are centrally located in the Hermanos Hidalgo Commercial Centre, next to great restaurants, bars, and clubs. Our hostel is close to local attractions, including Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna Church, and of course the gem of Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano!

Be sure to ask our friendly staff about the best local spots, where to eat and a great place to book your excursions! Come to explore the endless possibilities that the Arenal area has to offer!

We have six shipping containers used for accommodation.5 bed and 4 bed mixed dorms, as well as 4-bed female dorms available.

Every dorm has a private bathroom and lockers. There is a small communal kitchen with basic appliances and utensils available for guests to prepare meals.

We have several common areas with hammocks, seating areas, and workspaces perfect for meeting other travelers!

Arenal Container Hostel Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

Check in from 15:00.

Check out before 11:00.

We accept payment by cash, credit or debit card, apple pay.

This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

Taxes included in the price.

Please note:

Breakfast not included. Breakfast available for 5.00 USD per person, per day.

Reception is open from 06:00 to 22:00.

Bike and car hire are available.

No curfew.


The maximum period of stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    14 Nov 2019
    Had a great sleep at this hostel! The dorms are a little cramped, but it's not like you're spending all day in them anyways. Good little kitchen and super easy to book tours! Make sure to get directions to El Salto.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 Sep 2019
    Staff were exceptional. Very cosy, very clean. Nice outside covered space to chill, read, plan.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Aug 2019
    I had a wonderful stay here! The staff was great and the cafe next store was fantastic! They really worked to make my stay a wonderful experience
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Sep 2019
    Cute, small hostel in a perfect location. Walkable to everything and really helpful in organizing activities. The workers are super friendly. They own a little Tex Mex bar next door (free coffee in the mornings!) with yummy food, and there’s also a local Soda behind that is cheap and good. The only downside is that there isn’t really a great central area to meet others, but if you’re looking for a cozy, non-party hostel, this is ideal.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2019
    Had a great stay here! Staff are really friendly and helpful. The common area is a good place to meet other travelers. Rooms are pretty small but cozy. Would stay here again.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Nov 2019
    This hostel is right in the center of la Fortuna next to all the restaurants and shops. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the room was really clean. The bathroom was a bit dark and dirty and the shower didn’t get warm but still a good value for the money.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Sep 2019
    Really good base for the area
    Trinidad And Tobago, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    07 Aug 2019
    My stay here was great! I stayed in a 4 bedroom and I was the only person in there. I love how they give you free towels just for a deposit. The staff was amazingggg, they were the nicest people! This is definetely more of a quiet stay. The food behind the hostel is also really good and filling for $5. There is a club/bar that is right by the hostel that is great and perfect for socializing.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    15 Jul 2019
    The whole place is very tiny including the kitchen, rooms, and lounge area but I had an alright stay. The staff was super helpful and the location was fine.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Oct 2019
    The staff were the most amazing and helpful! Really really appreciate them!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi